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$50k Deposit

Discussion in 'Roadster 2020+' started by ShadowR55, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. ShadowR55

    ShadowR55 Member

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    Do you think they will ever lower the deposit amount to something reasonable like $5 or $10k? I would love to order one but unless they are going to pay me 7% interest while using my money then I will not be putting a deposit down on one. Heck they can even make it a $5k non-refundable deposit.
     
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  2. Grenadine

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    That makes no sense unless you assume the car is more than 18 months away. At 18 months, you break even between the two scenarios you described.
     
  3. ShadowR55

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    Have you seen Tesla’s track record on timelines? I don’t think we will see it for another 2 years, possibly a 2021-22model.
     
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  4. TampaRich

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    $50k plus interest = cost of being one of the first.
     
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  5. MargaretMathes

    MargaretMathes New Member

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    this 50k deposit direct deduct on your last term of payment? or refunded after full payment.
     
  6. HumanGenome

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    Yes they will eventually mass produce these so I am sure they will lower the deposit to $5 or $10k.

    They want to sell more and the way to do that is via financing with low enough down payments.

    Tesla is not in a position to make a limited edition vehicle. They need money.
     
  7. tstafford

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    I agree. I don't expect to see any cars in 2020.

    But to the OP's question - I think it would have to be viewed as a pretty bad sign if Tesla dropped the deposit before delivering any cars. Would be seen as a cash grab. Not that they're above that. . .
     

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